Radley Haddad on Assessment, Evaluation and Coaching in Pro Baseball

Ever since he was a child, Radley Haddad has been passionate about baseball.

Born and raised in Indiana, Radley started playing when he was six years old with his friends in their backyard. He played travel ball in high school and soon started his baseball career at West Carolina University, where he played for two years before transferring to Butler University.

And eventually, after a ton of hard work, Radley got an opportunity to play in the Minor Leagues with the New York Yankees and, after his fourth season, became the team’s Major League Coaching Assistant & Bullpen Catcher.

Radley joins me today to share his experiences with the New York Yankees. He illustrates his daily routines and responsibilities as a coach and bullpen catcher and the challenges he faced while transitioning from playing the game to coaching athletes.

Radley defines what advanced scouting is and how it helps the team win. He differentiates the two types of evaluation and highlights their importance. And finally, he reveals why athletes should be their own best coach and the impact of self-evaluation. 


Once you figure out what makes you successful, that’s when you can take off as a coach or player. Being your own best coach depends on being a good self-evaluator. – Radley Haddad


This week on the Physical Preparation Podcast:

  • Radley’s baseball career from West Carolina University to New York Yankees
  • What it’s like to work as a Coaching Assistant for the Yankees
  • The definition of advanced scouting and how it helps his players
  • Radley’s experiences with transitioning from baseball player to coach
  • How Radley overcame his struggles when he started as a coach
  • The impact of self-evaluation and why athletes should be their own best coach
  • The difference between in-game and post-activity evaluation
  • How honesty can help build an athlete’s progress and development
  • How to build up an athlete’s confidence to boost their performance
  • The power of creating action plans
  • How Radley addresses his athletes’ weaknesses
  • The best part of working for the New York Yankees
  • The hardest-throwing pitcher Radley ever caught for
  • How the Yankees finally wound up picking up Eric Cressey over me for their new position


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